Gallery 2

Gallery 2

 T A S T E !

Opens July 14 2017

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Beryl Cook


Sarah Forrest

Andy Goldsworthy

Douglas Gordon

David Hockney

Eduardo Paolozzi

David Shirgley

Stanley Spencer

Andy Warhol

Lawrence Weiner


TASTE! is an exhibition of artworks from Glasgow Museums’ collection displayed alongside material from our archive, exploring how collections are built, artworks are commissioned, and exhibitions are organised. By hanging artwork and archive together, TASTE! suggests that object and idea are of equal importance and offers the exhibition as a space to enjoy, question and discuss the value of art.

Few things can cause controversy in the way that contemporary art can. From unmade beds to piles of bricks, the objects, processes and concepts behind modern and contemporary art are undoubtedly challenging. Since opening its doors in 1996, GoMA has, like the work its shown, sometimes been a controversial place. Once notorious for not including artists emerging from Glasgow in the early to mid-90s in favour of popular, figurative artworks, much of what has been shown here has divided opinion.  Now GoMA can pride itself on being a forward thinking, progressive collecting institution with one of the strongest and most diverse collections of Contemporary Art in the UK, holding a wide range of works from cutting edge performance art to internationally significant photography and video. 

This exhibition will, for the first time, place works together to create a snapshot of our collecting history, with some never before seen archive material expanding on GoMA’s rich history.

Image credit:

Sarah Forrest, The Pot, 2015

HD video with sound

5.10 mins

Courtesy the artist



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